The Ultimate Guide to the 105 Best Horse Names

Horses are such beautiful animals which is one of the reasons why choosing the perfect name for them can be so difficult. The right name takes thought and consideration but there are also a number of other factors, such as breed, gender, and personality that can play a role in choosing the correct name. This is why I decided to write this article, I wanted to put together the ultimate guide to selecting the best name for your equine friend.

Classic Horse Names

When it comes to horse names, classic names are always a good choice. They’re sophisticated, elegant, traditional, and of course, always timeless.

  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Hera
  • Hercules
  • Jupiter
  • Mercury
  • Mars
  • Neptune
  • Odin
  • Pegasus
  • Poseidon
  • Thor
  • Valkyrie
  • Venus
  • Zeus
Classic horse names

Unique horse names

If you’re looking for a name that’s more original and unique there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re after a name inspired by nature, pop culture, or something completely off the wall the possibilities are endless

  • Anastacia
  • Arrow
  • Blaze
  • Cactus
  • Chicane
  • Dazzle
  • Eclipse
  • Falcon
  • Gatsby
  • Harley
  • Infinity
  • Jasper
  • Merlin
  • Shadowfax
  • Steel Eye

Gender-specific horse names

When choosing a name for your horse, it’s important to take their gender into account. After all, some names are more suited to male horses, while others are a better fit for female horses.

Male horse names

  • Bandit
  • Cash
  • Chance
  • Dakota
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Freddie
  • George
  • King
  • Knight
  • Prince
  • Romeo
  • Scout
  • Spirit
  • Toby

Female horse names

  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Connie
  • Daisy
  • Ellie
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Lady
  • Luna
  • Maggie
  • Misty
  • Princess
  • Rosie
  • Sophie
  • Stella
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Color-inspired horse names

Another factor to consider when choosing a name for your horse is the color of their coat. If your horse has a unique or striking color, why not choose a name that reflects that?

  • Black Beauty
  • Brandy Snap
  • Butter Scotch
  • Chestnut Charm
  • Firecracker
  • Fire ’n Rain
  • Ginger Snap
  • Golden Jubilee
  • Marshmallow
  • Midnight Sky
  • Salt ’n Pepper
  • Silver Streak
  • Sundance Kid
  • Topaz Delight
  • White Lightning

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Personality-inspired horse names

Your horse’s personality is another important factor to consider when choosing a name for them. If they’re strong or bossy, you might choose a name that reflects those characteristics. Likewise, if your horse is gentle or elegant, you might choose a name that reflects those traits.

  • Admiral
  • Belladonna
  • Braveheart
  • Cayenne
  • Courage
  • Day Dreamer
  • Freedom
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Noddy
  • Riot
  • Spartan
  • Star Shine
  • Tango
  • Wildfire
Personality specific horse names

Popular horse names

If you’re still not sure about which name to go for then popular names are always a great place to start. They’re tried and tested, after all, they’re popular for a reason!

  • Ace
  • Bandit
  • Bluebell
  • Bomber
  • Cinnamon
  • Cowboy
  • Lady
  • Maya
  • Milly
  • Misty
  • Peanuts
  • Rain
  • Scarlet
  • Star
  • Turbo

In conclusion

Choosing the perfect name for your horse is an important task and one that requires a lot of thought and consideration. With our ultimate guide to the 105 best horse names, you’re sure to find the perfect name for your equine friend. Whether you choose a classic name, a unique name or a name inspired by your horse’s gender, color, or personality, the possibilities are endless. So choose wisely, and enjoy your horse’s new name for years to come!

The Ultimate Guide to the 105 Best Horse Names

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Recommended products 

Over the years I have tried hundreds of different horsey products, from various blankets and halters to different treats. Some I’ve loved, others I’ve hated but I thought I’d share with you my top all-time favorite products, the ones I never leave the yard without. I’ve included links to the products (which are in no particular order) that I really think are great.

  • Horse Knots by Reference Ready – If you’re like me and enjoy pocket reference guides then you’ll love this knot tying guide. These handy cards can easily fit in your pocket or attach to the saddle for quick reference. They’re waterproof, durable and are color coded to make them easy to follow.
  • Mane ’n Tail Detangler – Even if you never show your horse you’ll need to detangle his tail from time to time (and possibly his mane too) which is always a challenging chore! I’ve found that if I run a little bit of detangler through my horse’s tails every few days it stops them from getting matted up and makes combing them easy, even if they’re coated in mud. I don’t know if I should admit to this or not but it also works wonders on my hair.
  • TAKEKIT Pro clippers – Over the years I’ve tried a lot of different clippers and while some were obviously better than others I found these to be by far the best. They are heavier than a lot of other clippers but for me, that’s a good thing, it makes them feel more sturdy and hardwearing. On top of that they have a range of speeds so are just as good for clipping your horse’s back as they are his face. I also like the fact that they come in a handy carry case but that’s not for everybody. The company that makes them is super good and incredibly helpful too, a real bonus these days. The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the fact that it doesn’t come with any oil, but that’s not a major problem as it’s not difficult to buy lubricant.
  • Shire’s ball feeder – There are so many boredom buster toys out there but I like to use these every day, regardless of whether or not my horses are bored. I find that it helps to encourage my horses to problem solve by rewarding them with treats (or pieces of fruit) but it also mimics their natural grazing behavior which helps to keep them calm and de-stressed.
  • Horse safe mirror – This is a strange one that many people are surprised about but I like to put horse safe mirrors in the trailers as well as in the quarantine stalls. It helps to prevent the feeling of isolation by giving the impression of other horses being around. Being herd animals horses can get extremely stressed when they feel that they’re on their own but with these stick-on mirrors, they believe that at least one other horse is with them.
  • Rectal thermometer – I know this isn’t glamourous at all but it’s vital for your horse’s well-being to be able to check their temperature and a rectal thermometer is the easiest way of doing this which is why I’ve added it to the list.

Shopping lists

I’ve also put together a few shopping lists of essential items that I’ve found helpful over the years. I’ve broken the lists down into different categories rather than put everything in one massive list 😉

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